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Health care issues, especially abortion and Medicare provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), will motivate some voters in the upcoming midterm elections.

“With a Democrat in the White House, Republicans start with an advantage in this year’s midterm, especially on issues such as gas prices and crime, but their efforts to ban and criminalize abortion are backfiring on them politically, even in red states,” says Drew Altman, president and CEO of KFF. “Whether this motivates enough voters to hit the polls and change the outcome remains to be seen.”

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